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Rutgers University has banned all fraternity and sorority houses from throwing parties for the rest of the semester, NJ Advance Media reported on Monday.

The Rutgers administration cited the unusually high number of alcohol-related incidents occurring at the houses this semester as its reasoning for the ban.

There are 86 fraternities and sororities at Rutgers.

The organizations, however, will be permitted to host their year-end formals at off-campus locations, but other spring events must be cancelled immediately.

Rutgers student Caitlyn Kovacs died in September of alcohol poisoning after attending a party at a fraternity, and five other unknown Rutgers fraternities are under investigation for alcohol-related incidents.

The ban follows a meeting between Rutgers officials and the leaders of all 86 Panhellenic societies over the weekend, in which negative publicity surrounding Greek life at Rutgers and around the country was discussed.

Erin Kearns, president of the Rutgers Panhellenic Association, told NJ Advance Media that the Greek leaders appeared to accept the ban. Rutgers officials had reportedly said operating under the status quo for the rest of the semester was not worth the risk.

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